Mariam Claren is the daughter of Nahid Taghavi, a German-Iranian who has been arbitrarily imprisoned in Iran’s Evin prison since October 2020.
Claren moved to Germany at a young age, studying economics in Cologne before becoming marketing lead at a major company. Her activism began after her mother, a women’s rights activist, was forcibly disappeared during a visit to Iran and sentenced to over 10 years in prison. She was arrested in an undercover raid disguised as a visit by emergency services.
Claren is the founder of #FreeNahid and a tireless campaigner on behalf of all Iran’s political prisoners.